Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

Former PhDs

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Morten Nielsen

Advisor: Masters Degree

1997

Gregory Black

Advisor: Nicholson & Campbell

Joseph Lazio

Advisor: Cordes

Marco Scodeggio

Advisor: Giovanelli

Peter Wilson

Advisor: Burns

Lev Nayvelt

Advisor: Gierasch
Present Location

Marathon Oil Corporation

Thesis

Waves and Dynamics in the Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets

Michael L. Rilee

Advisor: Sudan
Present Location

Systems Scientist, Rilee Systems Technologies, LLC

Mark Scheel

Advisor: Teukolsky
Present Location

Senior Research Associate, CalTech

Thesis

Numerical Computation of Black Hole Spacetimes

Debra Wolkovitch

Advisor: Masters Degree -- Goldsmith
Present Location
Thesis

1995

Matthew Ashby

Advisor: Houck
Present Location

Optical & Infrared Astronomy Div., SAO

Matthew Class

Advisor: Campbell

Ignacio Mosqueira

Advisor: Nicholson

Denise Smith

Advisor: Herter

Nicole Vogt

Advisor: Haynes & Herter
Present Location

Dept. of Astronomy, New Mexico State Univ.

Alexandre Zepka

Advisor: Cordes

Tracey Evans

Advisor: Haynes

Douglas Hamilton

Advisor: Burns
Present Location

Dept. of Astronomy, Univ. Maryland

Robert Corby Hovis

Advisor: Jarrett, Kragh, Wasserman
Present Location

Program Director, NSF

Dong Lai

Advisor: Shapiro/Salpeter
Present Location

Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University

Scott Lundgren

Advisor: Cordes

John Miles

Advisor: Houck
Present Location

Universities Space Research Assoc. NASA Ames Research Center

Amy Miran

Advisor: Goldsmith
Present Location

Michael Doyle Smith

Advisor: Gierasch

1993

John Hillier

Advisor: Veverka
Present Location

Physics Instructor, Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen, WA

Christopher Koresko

Advisor: Beckwith
Present Location

Nan-Yao Lu

Advisor: Salpeter

Samuel Megeath

Advisor: Herter
Present Location

Associate Professor, Univ. Toledo

Nicholas Stacy

Advisor: Hagfors

1992

John Contopoulos

Advisor: Lovelace

Michael Blaskiewicz

Advisor: Cordes

Andrew Clegg

Advisor: Cordes
Present Location

Program Director, NSF

Brett Isham

Advisor: Hagfors
Thesis

Chirped Incoherent Scatter Radar Observations of the Hf-Modified Ionosphere

James Anthony Phillips

Advisor: Hagfors

Frederic Rasio

Advisor: Shapiro & Teukolsky
Present Location

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern Univ.

Thesis

Hydrodynamical Calculations of Stellar Interactions

Neil Rowlands

Advisor: Houck

Anne Verbiscer

Advisor: Vevereka
Present Location

Univ. of Virginia

1990

Wolfram Freudling

Advisor: Haynes

Robert Kolvoord

Advisor: Burns
Present Location

Integrated Science & Tech., James Madison Univ.

Christopher Magri

Advisor: Haynes
Present Location

Associate Professor of Physics, Univ. of Maine at Farmington

Hugo Martel

Advisor: Wasserman
Present Location

Dept. de Physique, Univ. Laval, Quebec, Canada

Andrew Weir

Advisor: Gierasch

1989

Robert Jaquin

Advisor:
Present Location

Gerald Quinlan

Advisor: Shapiro, Salpeter, Teukolsky

Leslie Schaffer

Advisor: Burns

1988

Paul Graf

Advisor:

Loren Petrich

Advisor: Shapiro & Teukoslky

Alexander Pidwerbetsky

Advisor:
Present Location
Thesis

Simulation and Analysis of Wave Propagation Through Random Media

John Chi Lin Wang

Advisor: Wasserman & Salpter
Present Location

Deceased

Thesis

The Transfer of Cyclotron Photons Through Neutron Star Atmospheres

1987

Michael Bicay

Advisor: Walker

Wolfram Birkmayer

Advisor:
Present Location
Thesis

Chirped Incoherent Scatter Radar Plasma Line Measurements

Perry Hacking

Advisor:
Present Location

Guy Scott Miller

Advisor:

Joan Schmelz

Advisor:
Present Location

Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Memphis

Damon Simonelli

Advisor:
Present Location

Deceased

Michael Skrutskie

Advisor:
Present Location

Dept. of Astronomy, Univ. of Virginia

1986

Sean Colgan

Advisor:
Present Location

NASA Ames Research Center

Edvige Corbelli

Advisor: Masters Thesis

Robert Duncan, Jr.

Advisor:
Present Location

Sr. Research Associate, Dept. of Astronomy, Univ. Texas

Stephen Schneider

Advisor:

Terrance Gaetz

Advisor:
Present Location

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observ.

Julio Magalhaes

Advisor:

Mark Showalter

Advisor:

Mark Shure

Advisor:

Gordon Stacey

Advisor: Harwit
Present Location

Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University

1984

Steven Wendell Lee

Advisor:
Present Location

Dept. Space Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature & Sciences

Thesis

Eolian Sediment Transport on Mars:  Seasonal and Topographic Effects

W. Reed Thompson

Advisor:

1983

Bonnie Buratti

Advisor:

Rida Farouki

Advisor:
Present Location

Glenn Lyle Hoffman, Jr.

Advisor:
Present Location

Dept. of Physics, Lafayette College

1982

Barbara Burns

Advisor:

Howard Scott

Advisor:

Bruce Thompson

Advisor: Kuckes, Houck, Lovelace
Present Location
Thesis

Crustal Electrical Conductivity Studies in the Georgia Piedmont

1981

Jay Goguen

Advisor:

Dayton Jones

Advisor:
Present Location

JPL

Joel Macauslan

Advisor:

Gary Melnick

Advisor:
Present Location

Optical & Infrared Division, Harvard-Smithsonian CFA

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